Introduce Lohri with a Bonfire Craft
Lohri is a popular winter Punjabi folk festival celebrated primarily in Northern India. It is believed by many that the festival marks the passing of the winter solstice. Lohri marks the end of winter, and is a traditional welcome of longer days. It celebrates the harvest and the abundance that this time of year brings with the crops.
It is observed the night before Maghi, also known as Makar Sankranti. This year Lohri will be celebrated on January 13th.
Lohri is celebrated with a bonfire and songs. If you are looking for a fun craft to do with your children we have just the craft for you, and it needs materials you most likely have at home.
Lohri Bonfire Craft
This is a simple craft to teach your child about Lohri, and keep them entertained during the cold months.
Red construction paper
Orange construction paper
popsicle sticks (2)
Brown paint or markers
Glitter or Glitter glue
- Have your child(ren) trace their hand on the red and orange construction paper.
- Cut out the traced hands
- Color or paint your popsicle sticks brown
- Glue the popsicle sticks together in an X shape
- Glue the hands together, over lapping
- Glue the hands to the popsicle sticks
- Add glitter or glitter glue to make it look like sparkling fire
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